Clean install of lion without removing w7 partition?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by feeth, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Late 09 27 iMac w/ Lion and W7 installed.

    I'm going to give this 27" to my wife and daughter when my new 27" 3.4 w 256sd arrives late this week.

    On the 09 I would like to do a clean install of Lion and migrate all of my wifes and daughters settings from a Mac Mini. I already have a CCC copy of that sitting on a hard drive. I do not want to delete the windows partition as I dont have anymore "uses" left on my copy of W7. Also WinClone is not working with Lion.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I am too interested in this. Subscribed.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1200359
     
  4. feeth, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011

    thread starter macrumors regular

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    Look more then half way thru that thread. Someone claims it won't effect your windows partition.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did a clean install of Lion on the late 2009 27". Had no issues at all with the windows partition and all works well.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you don't touch the Boot Camp partition in Disk Utility, you shouldn't have any issues clean installing Lion.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    they are in different partitions. Clean installing osx on one partition will not affect the other. Just make sure you don't format the whole drive or something before you install.
     

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